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Episode 29: Chicago R Unconference Recap

Posted on Saturday, Mar 23, 2019
I am delighted to bring your coverage of the first-ever Chicago R Unconference in episode 29 of the R-Podcast! I share perspectives on many of the great projects addressed in this unconference, ranging from new metrics on machine text translations to an entire unconference toolbox. Be sure to check the extensive show notes for links to these projects. Plus the return of highlights from the R community, including two newly-funded R Consortium projects. Thank you for listening and I hope you enjoy this episode! Read More

The R-Podcast’s coverage of rstudio::conf 2018 begins! I have the pleasure of speaking with Romain Francois and Thomas Lin Pedersen. You’ll hear Romain’s thoughts on the growth of Rcpp and the project that helped him become closer to the R community. We also learn about Thomas’ journey to enhancing ggplot2 and the new packages he’s developed covering network analyses and dynamic APIs from R. I hope you enjoy episode 23 of the R-Podcast!

Episode 22: Diving in to Drake with Will Landau

Posted on Sunday, Mar 26, 2017

In this episode of the R-Podcast I have a conversation with my colleague Will Landau about his new R package drake that provides a powerful build system for analysis pipelines. In addition we have a fun R community roundup, listener feedback, and a couple of package picks to give you a gentle nod and a fun way to explore interpolation. If you have ideas for topics, questions, or other types of feedback, get in touch with me by heading over to the R-Podcast site at r-podcast.org, sending a note to thercast[at]gmail.com, or contacting me at @thercast on Twitter. As always thanks for tuning in and I hope you enjoy episode 22 of the R-Podcast!

The R-Podcast concludes its coverage of rstudio::conf by chatting with R Foundation member and Rcpp author Dirk Eddelbuettel! We cover a variety of topics including the state of Rcpp, how the integration of Rcpp in RStudio came about, and his perspective on Linux in the R community. Plus a new batch of listener feedback and a package pick that gives your shiny apps and rmarkdown reports a little more bootstrap polish. Enjoy episode 21 of the R-Podcast!

In episode 20 I’m happy to bring you more great interviews with members of RStudio from rstudio::conf! I had the pleasure of chatting with software engineer Javier Luraschi to discuss Apache Spark and the new sparklyr package that allows R users to connect directly to a Spark cluster for high-performance data analyses. In addition you will hear from RStudio’s master instructor Garret Grolemund to get his recommendations for teaching R and the highly-acclaimed R for Data Science book. All of this plus a package pick that could enable me to use R in my podcast workflow in episode 20 of the R-Podcast!

The R-Podcast has landed in Orlando for the first ever rstudio::conf! Our coverage begins with two excellent interviews: First I talk with B├írbara Borges Ribeiro, software engineer at RStudio about her journey to using R and her advice for developing Shiny apps. Then Dean Attali makes his return to the show and we discuss R’s role in his graduate research and his experiences as a Shiny consultant. All of this plus a package pick that can give Shiny app users a helping hand. I hope you enjoy episode 19 of the R-Podcast!